October 17, 2017 - 27 Tishrei 5778

Books & Authors

New collection rare look at Jewish experience in WWI

Most of the discussion about Jews and the Great War is relegated to academic journals and monographs. A notable exception is Tim Grady's The German-Jewish Soldiers of the First World War in History and Memory.

Arts & Entertainment

Artist’s Urban Graffiti welcomed inside Vaughan City Hall

Suzanne Metz's show is an exhibition of abstract canvases in bold colours with graphic detail, as well as text with enigmatic messages.

Peter Behrens wins Vine Award for fiction

Other winners of the awards for Jewish literature were Miriam Libicki, Matti Friedman, Irene N. Watts and Kathryn E. Shoemaker.

Documentary wishes Roger Waters weren’t here

Nipping at the heals of the former Pink Floyd frontman's tour of Canada is Ian Halperin's dissection of the singer's anti-Israel animus.

Vancouver graphic novelist named writer in residence

Miriam Libicki grew up in an Orthodox Jewish family in Columbus, Ohio, and served in the Israeli army before attending art school in Seattle and Vancouer.

Travel

Two days in Panama

Give yourself at least two days to absorb the thrum of Latin American magic, feel the pulse of the jungle and walk the historic corridors of Casco Viejo.

What I learned Braving the Northwest Passage

Even the sun and the moon are on a different schedule in the Arctic.

Sports

Toronto athletes excel at JCC Maccabi Games

Toronto athletes dominated in the pool, came home with a gold in hockey and otherwise excelled in the sporting competition at the recently concluded JCC Maccabi Games in Miami.

BRENGLE LEADS THREE JEWISH PLAYERS AT ROGERS CUP TORONTO

Brengle, the highest ranked Jewish player on the women’s tennis circuit at No. 74, defeated fellow American Asia Muhammad 6-4, 6-3, before losing to Ashleigh Barty of Australia 1-6, 6-2, 6-2 in the second round.

Shapovalov makes history at Montreal Rogers Cup

Eighteen-year-old tennis player Denis Shapovalov of Richmond Hill, Ont. made history at last week’s Rogers Cup tournament in Montreal by being the youngest player ever to make the semifinal round.

Softball gold at Maccabbiah an emotional moment for Osterer clan

Four members of the Osterer family played pivotal roles in Team Canada’s gold medal win in the Maccabiah Games softball tournament. In November 2014, a member of the clan suffered a fatal heart attack at home plate while umpiring a youth game.

Canada wraps up Maccabiah games with 50 medals

Canada owned the podium at this year's Maccabiah Games in Israel, which ended July 18.

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